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This Day in Rock History: August 25

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On this day in rock history, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant gathered for No Quarter, a celebrated concert movie reunion. Bruce Springsteen released his long-awaited breakthrough album, while Boston roared out to one of the most amazing beginnings in music history.

Also, Alice Cooper offered one his more painful album titles, while Metallica released the last project before radically reworking their early approach to music making. Guns N’ Roses whittled down a huge project, while Eric Clapton pulled the plug and revitalized his career.

Rockers from across the spectrum are celebrating birthdays too, from Gene Simmons to Geoff Downes, from Elvis Costello and Vivian Campbell to Rob Halford.

Watch an exciting recap of many of the day’s biggest rock anniversaries above, narrated by our radio host Zach Martin. And learn more about these important events by clicking the links below.

News Anniversaries:
Elton John Plays His First U.S. Show
Guns N’ Roses cuts Use Your Illusion project in half (1988)
Plant and Page record No Quarter film (1994)

Album Anniversaries:
Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run (1975)
Boston, Boston (1976)
Alice Cooper, Zipper Catches Skin (1982)
Metallica, And Justice For All (1988)
Eric Clapton, Unplugged (1992)

Birthdays
Gene Simmons (1949)
Rob Halford (1951)
Geoff Downes (1952)
Elvis Costello (1954)
Vivian Campbell (1962)

See Jimi Hendrix and Other Rockers in the Top 100 Albums of the ’60s

Next: Bruce Springsteen Albums, Ranked From Worst to Best

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